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Take a look at all the blog posts Andy has written and find hundreds of tips and tricks to help you be Clever With Your Cash.


The problem with Just Giving and Virgin Giving

Who you use to fundraise and donate money with can affect how much money the charity gets - so it pays to use an alternative to Just Giving. CONTENTS The problem with Virgin Giving and Just Giving Where your money goes when you donate Additional Charges to the...

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Swap old clothes for H&M or M&S vouchers

Planning on upgrading your wardrobe? Get rid of some old gear to help save on something new.  CONTENTS Recycle clothes at H&M and get a £5 voucher Donate M&S clothes to Oxfam and get a £5 M&S voucher TK  Maxx and Cancer Research donations...

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Irrelevant Savings Accounts: Why Cash ISAs are dead

Why I don't put my money in a Cash ISA. When my friends talk to me about savings, they always mention ISAs. It's where they've always been told to save their cash (though they don't quite understand why), and they've dutifully stashed as much of their savings in one...

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How much mobile data do you really need?

You're probably paying for far more data than you actually use. Here's how to work out the right allowance for your phone. Contents  How to check how much data you use  How to reduce how much data you need Reduce how much you pay for your mobile data...

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The foods you can freeze… and the ones you can’t

Don't just fill your freezer with ready meals and ice cream. There are loads of surprising foods you can freeze to help you avoid food waste and save some cash. CONTENTS What foods you can freeze What foods you can't freeze Some articles on the blog contain...

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Slow broadband? How to leave penalty free

New rules should make it easier for you to get the broadband you're paying for. Though it won't solve wi-fi issues. Contents Your new rights Why wi-fi isn't covered How to improve poor wi-fi How to check your internet speed Get cheaper broadband Some articles on...

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Cash hack: How to go to festivals for free

Volunteer for a few days and you don't need to pay for a ticket to festivals big and small - from Glastonbury through to Reading/Leeds, and All Points East to Rewind. I love music festivals but sadly I don't go to as many as I used to. In part that's because many of...

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Cash savings to beat inflation

Even with inflation falling, low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 5%. Contents 5% interest for all 3% with the potential for 5% for all 5% regular savers if you have...

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